Limelight

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Yeah, I like the fucking limelight
Yeah, I like the fucking limelight
Get it? Look they all staring at my eyes
Yeah, maybe it's cuz I'm so bright

Yeah, I like the fucking limelight
They see my dress sense and know that I'll be their highlight
Losing their eyesight
My time coming like a high tide
Press the green button here on my side

Gotta run home cuz I know I'll be losing my ride
No one really likes bright clothing
To their right side
Hindsight probably shouldn'ta worn up in this bright lime
What everybody judging me for? I'll wear what I like!

Maybe you shoulda pulled your sandals off and pants up
There's a trillion fucking belts in existence man grab one
Screw it, you're doing it who you think you're fooling, man,
Someone better throw your salmon hat off and show you that's dumb

Rapping in triplets the difference is I got a message in every line
I wear what I want cuz I know that my clothing will never match anyone's style
Maybe I'll finally revolutionize fashion so that everyone's lime
Maybe I'll rap a little bit faster so only intelligent people will like it

What am I gonna do when everybody coming up at me and criticizing me
Cuz nothing is original?
What do you expect me to do when every song that I make is cynical
I swear that it's the pinnacle of idiots admit it bro
My lyrics are incredible
I get a little bit into it
I gotta be able to make a different
Appearance, I made a little idiot persona maybe just a little too much stuff and I'm admitting it
But that woulda meant that every time I wore this
I woulda gotten idiotic idiots at my door
Maybe that's my torture
Nice door knob
I'm gonna start to get a little bit of an attitude
And grab a door bomb
Then I'm gonna snore on
Everybody hating like, "Your song
So wrong, thinking about the way that you go in long
Tangents hating and berating your mom
So long, I'm gonna find a woman I can whore on"

(What can I say though?)
I like the fucking limelight
I like the fucking limelight
Little bitch telling me off, think it's high time
I'm finally gonna have you all hear my side

Yeah, yeah, I like to go by Highlighter
Spelled like that marker nobody uses in junior high
The nice times I was made fun of for my style
I'da never worn it if not for the fact that I like it

When I was bullied I never knew how to fight back
Now that I'm older I'm bolder and I can write tracks
An introvert turned obnoxiously to a white rapper
How many rappers you know admit they play Minecraft?
You shoulda tried to crush my dream years ago back when
I was so gullible, puzzled, manipulable and sad
"Little fella, you're adorable thinking you got a shot
If you want to be a singer why don't you study more often?

Stop your drawing, focus harder, stop being fucking retarded
You're so much smarter you're going to live inside of a car
And I'da hit you hard if only your parents didn't have lawyers
Go to the back of the class and paint on the canvas you're awful."
Now I'm going to my class wearing neon t-shirts and jackets
I made myself an extrovert to help with my sadness
And ever since the Highlighter thing stuck with my gadgets
Ashes to ashes, oh look the bullies bowing to my casket like

"I'm gonna praise you to make you feel
Proud of yourself because you were obnoxious!"
Seven years later I'm suddenly waiting for when is my studio session
It's awesome! At the same time I was cautious
I'd never been in an office
Made for production of music
The level of anticipation was making me nauseous

Wrote Mental Torture for my mother who almost
Drugged herself into a coffin
All the residual anger I harbor inside for the trauma
That situation was awful, never recovered at all
I pray and I wait for the day that I make it my songs are
Playing on radio stations that they have to offer
Do I deserve it or not?

No, but even still

I like the fucking limelight
I like the fucking limelight
F*ck everybody who's wearing boring ass colors
I'ma wear the clothes I want
And if you hate it turn a blind eye.

(Yeah) I like the fucking limelight
(Highlighter, Traffic cone, Tennis ball, Toxic waste)
(Yeah) I like the fucking limelight
(Leprechaun, Joker, Mint Man, Disney villain)
(Yeah) Pretty soon I'll hate the limelight
(Glow in the dark, Green Goblin, Green Lantern, Mike Wazowski)
Lose my reputation in the limelight
(Quaker parrot, Billie Eilish, Antifreeze, Oscar the Grouch)

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Written by: Andrew McDonald

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